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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Haunted Birdhouse...

You'd be haunted too if you had 
Raven poop in your shingles!!"

I love this image and I love this 
rubber stamp sentiment.  
I know my older grandsons 
will get a kick out of this one.

This is mid-week inspiration for the Aud Sentiments Challenge - “Any Sentiment for a Child”.  Beccy'sPlace  provided an image for me to use and I chose "Haunted Bird House".   You can see all of the AUD Sentiment Team's inspiration for you and the challenge rules HERE.
There's more going on here than first meets the eye.  The image was printed out and colored with Copics.  For the Raven's beady, evil eye - I heat embossed it black.  Next I punched out 2 circles - the first one in yellow vellum was layered over the other from a scrap of yellow and orange flowered DP.  The two were glued together and then onto the image panel - together I think they look very "moon-like".  The sentiment, black fence and ribbon were attached to this layer.  The matting layer is actually the same yellow vellum used with the moon - it was run thru a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder of a spider web.  Although that design is not apparent, I think it looks a lot like straw scattered about for my background.  

This card should be eligible for the following
2 Sisters #163 – Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy #98 – Punches and Dies
Sweet Stampin' – Things with Wings
613 Ave C #38 – A/G (op Create your own Challenge)
OSAAT #183 – Autumn
Robyn's Fetish #179 – Nature
Quirky Crafts #20 – 2013 Quirky Pumpkin Time
Digi Darla #82 – A/G (op twist – Harvest Moon)
Crafty Sentiments – Fave technique or colors (coloring with Copics!)
LEJ Designs #73 – Things with Wings
Simon Says Mon – Say it with stamps
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes
Fab and Funky #187 – Ribbon
Paper Shelter #131 – Shabby Chic
Parade Your Crafts #5 – Fall
ABC Challenge – W is for Words (add a sentiment)
Paula Holifield Crafts (ALBC) – A Little bit Shabby
One Sweet Challenge – Things that go Bump in the Night

IMAGES:  This is "Haunted Birdhouse" from Beccy's Place; sentiment is from Stamp Oasis
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; yellow vellum and base CS both from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Sentiment tab & mat are from an SU punch; fence is done with a Martha punch; ribbon is stash.
INKS: : "Stormy Skies" Distress Inks were used to ink the edges; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Absolutely phenomenal coloring (as always!!)
    Hugs, Adina

  2. This is so beautiful!! Doris Quirky DT

  3. Hmmm, Ginny, your grandsons are braver people than me if they 'get a kick' out of yoiur image - I'm terrified of birds and your bird is my worst nightmare .- so spooky and evil looking :-) Guaranteed success for a spooky Halloween card. Mind you, I love the haunted house part of the image. I'm so pleased you explained the technique for making your moon - it caught my attention immediately I saw your card and I think you have achieved a brilliant result here. .As always, your colouring and composition are a real pleasure to the eye. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

  4. Beautiful card, lovely image, colours and design. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  5. fab card,
    thanks for playing with us at cratfy sentiments

  6. Fantastic card nicely done thanks for joining us over at Robyn's Fetish ~ Denise DT ~

  7. great images love the embossed background and great idea for the moon and love the raven(I love raven images -no idea why they appeal lol-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
    Carol DT x

  8. Hi back again to say -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    carol x
    DT x

  9. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the One Sweet Challenge this month of “things that go bump in the night” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stamp Design Team xxx

  10. Such a great card, I love the colours.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  11. A very spooky card and I agree with Ingrid above - that bird is terrifying!! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  12. That's a great image and I love the sentiment too, it's perfect for Halloween. Thank you for joining us at OSSAT this week. Jennie x

  13. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin.


  14. Fun Halloween card! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  15. Great card Ginny - thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Crafty this month Jacqui

  16. A Fabulous car. Thank you for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week. Marlene DT

  17. Very fun!!! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  18. Ginny, this card is fabulous! So many layers and details on this. I absolutely love how you made the moon, it's awesome. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  19. great card and I adore that sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments and good luck x

  20. What a beautiful card - I love it! Thank you for playing at TPS this week hugs Judith x

  21. Great card thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Shabby this month

  22. Great card thank you for joining us at A Little Bit Shabby this month

  23. This is fabulous, love the sentiment. Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Pumpkin Challenge, a new one starts tomorrow evening!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  24. Great coloring. Thank you for entering One sweet challenge. Best of luck!
    Viola -Sweet Pea Stamps Design Team member

  25. You sentiment cracked me up. Fun card. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at the Parade Your Crafts Blog

  26. Wow.. this is stunning... well done job! Thank you for playing along with One Sweet Challenge at Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps. Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT member Sweet Pea Rubber Stamps


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